Rangers starlet Nathan Young-Coombes believes former Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour made the wrong decision when he swapped Ibrox for Chelsea – and thinks Gilmour could be in the first-team under Steven Gerrard.
Gilmour left Ibrox in 2017 before ever making a first-team appearance for the Gers and his former team-mate thinks he is an “outstanding” footballer.
The striker admits that “footballing wise” Gilmour made the wrong move but hopes the Scotland under-21 international can make the breakthrough.
“He is a very good player,” Young-Coombes told the Evening Times.
Personally, I don’t think he made the right move footballing wise because with his ability and talent, I think he could be in the first team up here, without a shadow of a doubt.
“He is older than me so I only played with him a couple of times but, when you see him, you can tell that he is an outstanding player and he knows what he is doing with the ball.
“Hopefully he can make the breakthrough. At a club like Chelsea, or at any side in the Premier League.”
Gilmour has the talent to potentially be one of the best Scottish players of his generation and it would have been fantastic to see him remain at Ibrox.
The teenager’s decision to head south was an understandable one though and his development has continued at a great pace.
If he does go on and fulfil his undoubted potential then there’s little doubt that the Gers will have missed out on a special player.